- 1 lemon – juiced
- 1-2 cups water (hot water or room temp)
- 1 tsp. of aloe vera
- 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp of honey (optional for antibacterial properties and sweetener)
- Optional – herbs like basil or mint for inflammation support and digestion
What makes this powerful drink so amazing?
The lemons are alkalizing and have astringent properties. If you consume lemons or some other foods rich in Vitamin C, you will assist the absorption of iron and that means more energy, because if the iron stores are low, you will feel fatigued. Also, the lemons can stimulate your liver, promoting a clearer complexion and detox. Unless you suffer from GI problem or heartburn, consuming lemon water every day can be really rewarding.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
This vinegar is a very old remedy for many problems with the health. It is used to fight the acid reflux, which is caused by the underproduction of acid in the stomach, but that is not all.
It is used frequently because it balances the gut bacteria and is rich in many enzymes, and all this leads to healthier looking skin. Some people drink apple cider vinegar every morning and they have very beautiful skin. Diabetics should try to augment the insulin response and to lower the blood sugar with this powerful elixir.
- Aloe Vera
We all know that the Aloe Vera has many health properties when it is applied to the skin, most frequently to treat a burn or a cut. But, the aloe vera can be also consumed, and because its flavor is not so good, it can be disguised among the other flavors. The aloe vera is commonly used in the treatment of many gut problems, and there has been done some researches in order to find out whether or not this plant can be used in the treatment of diabetes and colitis. This plant can do many things for your skin, and some people that take the aloe Vera every day, have clearer skin.
The honey has been used as a medicine or food for many centuries, and this powerful ingredient is till used because of its antifungal and antibacterial properties. It is the most usual reference and rebuttal to the quote by Michael Pollan: “Do not eat anything that does not rot”. That is because the honey doesn’t rot and everyone will agree that the honey is the perfect natural medicine. The honey is high and sugar and you should consume it mindfully, but it is so good against some infections and you can apply it to the skin to treat scars and acne.
- Basil and Mint
These fresh herbs are an amazing addition to your diet. The mint is a great remedy for easing nausea and digestive problems, and it also contains anti-inflammatory compounds and minerals. The basil is well-known like an anti-inflammatory and it is added to many beverages and foods.